versionitis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

version +‎ -itis

Noun[edit]

versionitis (uncountable)

  1. (computing, informal) A situation in which there are many different (and possibly incompatible) versions of the same software, file or document.[1][2][3][4]
    • 1992, InfoWorld (volume 14, number 33, page 92)
      This helps companies maintain an honest relationship with the software publisher and protects against versionitis.
    • 2004, Joel Henry, Software project management: a real-world guide to success
      Versionitis exists when the team is using multiple versions of the same software [] Integration of modules can be a nightmare when a project catches versionitis.
    • 2011, Bud E. Smith, Michael McCallister, WordPress in depth (page 455)
      The Handbook can suffer from versionitis; at this writing, the Handbook is one release behind the current version of the software, making it out of date in parts.

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